Man charged in South Shore stabbing

Sun-Times Media Wire, January 28, 2013 9:26PM

A west suburban man has been charged with murder for fatally stabbing his cousin late Saturday at a family gathering at a home in the South Shore neighborhood.

Reginald Duckworth, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 11:50 p.m. stabbing in the 2500 block of East 73rd Street, according to police News Affairs.

The stabbing happened at the home of the victim, 32-year-old Willie Wilson, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

A police source said the men were cousins.

Wilson and the suspect got into an argument during a family gathering at the home, according to a source. The argument escalated into a physical argument, during which the suspect allegedly stabbed Wilson twice, the source said.

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:55 p.m. from a stab wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Duckworth, of the 1700 block of West Madison Street in Maywood, fled but was picked up by police Sunday morning.

Court information for Duckworth was not immediately available Monday evening.

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